Samsung Galaxy S10 images show embedded cryptocurrency wallet | Bitcoin post-issuance: an existential threat | Robinhood Crypto coming to New York after firm nabs coveted BitLicense

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Newly leaked images of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S10 device show support for cryptocurrencies within the device. The “Samsung Blockchain KeyStore” is described as both “a secure and convenient place for your cryptocurrency” and a place to “secure and manage your blockchain private key.”

A user may import an existing wallet to transfer existing cryptocurrency. The image shows that multiple cryptocurrencies are supported, although only Ethereum is named directly. Additionally, a user may create a new cryptocurrency wallet with Samsung Blockchain KeyStore.

Previous leaks in December had implied that Samsung’s Galaxy S10 would include a wallet app with two parts: 1) a cold wallet for storing cryptocurrency and private keys and 2) a hot wallet for crypto transactions. 

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